Fugro wraps up first deepwater AUV survey for Shell in Brunei

first_imgDutch geophysical services provider Fugro has completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).Fugro Voyager; Image by: Kees Torn; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseFugro said on Friday that the survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 meters using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel, and the Fugro ES-V AUV.The survey results will be used for planning a drilling program and will provide key inputs for engineering and design studies for pipeline routing and subsea structures in future deepwater field developments.BSP’s project lead, Bilman Pardomuan Hutabarat, said: “This campaign was the first deepwater survey project for Shell in Brunei and its success will lead to many more deepwater programs.”Following the site survey, BSP subsequently awarded Fugro the associated geotechnical site investigation and geoconsultancy contract.According to the company, the project included a review of the geophysical data and desktop study to assist BSP in defining their geotechnical scope of work. Geotechnical drilling vessel Fugro Voyager completed the fieldwork in October 2019.Jerry Paisley, business line director for the APAC region at Fugro, added: “We are pleased to provide our deepwater site characterization capability to another deepwater field development in the APAC region. BSP has been our client for more than 40 years and part of that success is owed to our unique ‘Triple A’ approach, where we acquire, analyze and advise on geo-data across the full project life cycle.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Natural Power Supports AQUIND Interconnector Project

first_imgNatural Power has assisted AQUIND with the application for development consent for the AQUIND Interconnector. The application to the Planning Inspectorate was accepted on 12th December 2019.The AQUIND Interconnector is a new 2,000 MW subsea and underground high voltage direct current bi-directional electric power transmission link between the south coast of England and Normandy in France.Jane Lancaster, Offshore Associate Technical Director at Natural Power, said: “The acceptance of the submission of the AQUIND Interconnector is excellent news, both for AQUIND and Natural Power. It has been a challenging and rewarding project thus far and we have been instrumental in the preparation of the submission of the application to the Planning Inspectorate. The broad spectrum of work that we carried out highlights our capabilities when it comes to offshore projects. It has been a successful team effort between many organisations making up the AQUIND project team and we look forward to the next phase of development.”Natural Power was appointed by AQUIND in the early stages of the project, working with the AQUIND project team to undertake marine cable route feasibility work to optimise the marine cable route across the Channel, undertaking scoping exercises, co-ordinating the marine environmental impact assessment (EIA) process and environmental statement (ES) production, as well as attending public consultations.Natural Power also acted as advisor to the marine aspects of the project through liaison with marine stakeholders including the Marine Management Organisation as part of pre-application process.The AQUIND Interconnector will have the capacity to transmit up to 16 million MWh of electricity per annum, which equates to approximately 5% and 3% of total consumption of the UK and France respectively.Richard Glasspool, director of AQUIND, said: “Amongst other things, this project is an opportunity to integrate a greater proportion of non-fossil fuel energy sources into the British energy mix and in turn reduce CO2 emissions from the burning of such fuels. We are pleased to have reached this milestone in the planning of this development. Natural Power’s hard work and expertise in marine ecology and EIA management services was a major factor in the preparation of this submission. They were a highly experienced and professional team.”last_img read more

Cricket News ICC Women’s World T20: Australia clinch record fourth title with crushing win over England

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Australian women’s cricket team is record-breakers when it comes to ICC World events. They have won the 50-over World Cup six times. On Saturday, at North Sound Antigua, they secured a record fourth World T20 title by crushing England in the final. The Southern Stars bowled England out for a paltry 105 and they chased the target to win the contest by eight wickets. This is Australia’s second World T20 win in the West Indies, having won the title in 2010. Remarkably, in the last time England took on Australia in the final, it was in the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh and remarkably, they were bowled out for 105 and the target was achieved in 15.1 overs.Read More | Bangladesh continue stellar Test run, beat West Indies in first TestAustralia’s march to the title owed a lot to the all-round efforts of Ashleigh Gardner, the 21-year-old off spinner. Her efforts, combined with consistent contributions from the other Australian bowlers negated the advantage England had after opting to bat. Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt struck early blows and it was left to Danielle Wyatt and skipper Heather Knight to steady the ship.Read More | Mithali Raj’s manager lashes out at India skipper Harmanpreet KaurHowever, Gardner removed Wyatt for 43 when the batter drilled a flighted delivery to extra cover only for Meg Lanning to take a fantastic catch. With Wyatt’s dismissal, England lost seven wickets for 41 runs, with Gardner accounting for skipper Knight and Anya Shrubsole. The England tail folded cheaply and they were bundled out for 105, with Gardner taking 3/22.In response, Australia started aggressively with Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney sharing a 29-run opening stand. Healy fell for 22 when Sophie Ecclestone breached her defences while Mooney tried to steer Danielle Hazell to third man but ended up edging to the keeper. However, Gardner, having hurt England with the ball, hurt the opposition with the bat as well and she was given good support by Lanning.Gardner broke the shackles by launching Knight over deep midwicket and Australia came closer to the target when Gardner launched Kirstie Gordon over long on for two sixes in one over and victory was sealed in the 16th over when Lanning tapped Natalie Sciver to point for a quick single to spark wild celebrations in the Australian camp.Speaking after the win, Lanning said the calmness displayed by the team was outstanding. “I think this is a very satisfying win. We knew we could change a few things and we are a very calm group and I think we showed that tonight. The girls have been outstanding and the support staff has been excellent,” Lanning said.On the loss, England skipper Knight said it was a competitive wicket but the total was not challenging enough. “We just lost wickets at the key time and we lost momentum and we didn’t put a competitive total on the board,” Knight rued. last_img read more